Boy, 11, prevents 3-year-old girl from drowning in ‘miracle’ rescue

Boy, 11, prevents 3-year-old girl from drowning in ‘miracle’ rescue

An 11-year-old boy in Minnesota is being hailed for helping to rescue a 3-year-old girl who nearly drowned at a beach over the Memorial Day weekend. Revelers enjoying unseasonably hot temperatures in Arden Hills, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis, had gathered at a lake on Saturday when the incident occurred, according to Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP. Everett Melling, 11, was swimming at Lake Johanna when he saw the girl’s head go under water. Melling told…

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Civil rights leader calls Starbucks training step one in rooting out implicit bias

Civil rights leader calls Starbucks training step one in rooting out implicit bias

As Starbucks prepares to shut down 8,000 company-owned stores on Tuesday for a mass employee teaching session on combating racial bias, the president of one of the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights groups told ABC News that the crucial test will be after the coffee giant concludes its training. Marc Morial, president of the Urban League, said the company cannot expect one afternoon of teaching to root out the type of implicit bias that…

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Gulf Coast prepares for Alberto as heavy rain, gusty winds hit Florida

Gulf Coast prepares for Alberto as heavy rain, gusty winds hit Florida

Subtropical storm Alberto has begun to make its way toward the Florida Panhandle. Governors in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida have already declared a state of emergency. Gusty winds from Pensacola to Miami Beach forced lifeguards to post red flags on the beach, warning swimmers and waders about rip currents and high surf conditions. “These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions, according to a statement issued by the National Hurricane Center….

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Flash floods turn Maryland town’s Main Street into raging muddy river

Flash floods turn Maryland town’s Main Street into raging muddy river

A small Maryland town’s Main Street metamorphosed into a raging muddy river on Sunday. Flash floods caused storefronts in Ellicott City, located just outside of Baltimore, to become engulfed by brown, soupy water from the nearby Patapsco River. Parked cars on the street slid and collided into each other. A state of emergency was declared by the state’s governor, Larry Hogan. Earlier in the day Maryland’s Howard County issued a flash flood emergency at around…

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WATCH: Flames shoot out from car on the highway

WATCH: Flames shoot out from car on the highway

Transcript for Flames shoot out from car on the highway Back now with the close call for a driver in Florida. Es shooting out from under the SUV, otherlagging her downt in time. But the owner of the car saying she never received the recall notice. Re’s how you can get notified, even when move. Here’s Marcus Moore. Reporter: Terrifying flames, the wheel of this SUV. Get over. Reporter: Dramamoments ptured on camera along I-4…

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Trump blames Democrats for border policy separating immigrant children from parents

Trump blames Democrats for border policy separating immigrant children from parents

President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for his administration’s controversial new policy of taking children away from parents caught unlawfully crossing into the United States with them on the southern border, a practice the White House says is a deterrent to illegal immigration. The president’s criticism of the “horrible” policy comes less than a month after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a “zero tolerance” approach to illegal border crossings. “If you are smuggling a…

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25 years later, fugitive returns to NYC, gets arrested

25 years later, fugitive returns to NYC, gets arrested

A man who fled the country 25 years ago while facing a prison sentence for attempted murder was arrested when he arrived at a New York City airport. The Daily News reports Freddy Guerra was taken into custody on Tuesday night at Kennedy Airport. He had been living in the Dominican Republic and working as a mechanic. Authorities said Guerra was 18 when he and two friends shot the owner of Willie’s Hardware and Building…

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1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

Another person has died in Congo of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities from the latest outbreak to 12, the country’s health ministry said Sunday. The death happened in Iboko, a rural area in northwestern Equateur province, the health ministry said in a statement. There are also four new suspected cases in the province, the statement reported. Congo now has 35 confirmed Ebola cases. Health workers have identified people who have…

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Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to the hospital Sunday afternoon for low blood pressure and fatigue, his spokesman Jim McGrath said. “He will likely remain there for a few days for observation,” McGrath said. “The former president is awake and alert, and not in any discomfort.” His wife, first lady Barbara Bush, died last month. They were married for 73 years. Just one day after his wife’s funeral, Bush was admitted to a…

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Under scrutiny, Weinstein prosecutor has a case to prove

Under scrutiny, Weinstein prosecutor has a case to prove

At least in the court of public opinion, the prosecutor leading a rape case against Harvey Weinstein may have more to prove than the charges alone. But if Manhattan Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is out to answer critics of his past decisions not to pursue sex cases against Weinstein and another powerful man, there was little sign of it as the movie mogul faced a judge Friday. Steering clear of the cameras that flocked to…

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